I have a friend who has not filed taxes for a number of years and failed to negotiate a settlement a couple of years back to bring them up to date. He is now disabled at the age of 56 due to diabetes and osteoporosis. Can he apply for SSD? Would it be determined by his wages for the last 5 years he filed taxes?
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Friend says he appreciated the information and got some new info he didn't know. Maybe he can move on to get things finished. He's so poor right now he can't even afford internet, so has to use someone else's computer to finish his SSD app - and can't drive with broken foot.
Does he know that attorney to represent him, (if they review and find a valid SSI case or SSD case which could take calling several) is FREE, at least until he wins, and then SSA pays the attorney out of back benefits? I.e. no out of pocket to him.If he is really poor and if his disability does not jive with when he was insured, there is STILL SSI. It is not much, but provides Medicaid usually and if one is on SSI, they can usually get food stamps, etc.I wish him the best, XXXXX XXXXX you much for the positive rating.